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  • Netflix adds a third more subscribers than expected; shares jump eight percent

    FILE PHOTO - The Netflix sign on screen on an ipad in EncinitasStreaming video pioneer Netflix Inc added over a third more subscribers than expected in the last quarter of 2016, a sign of success for its ambitious global expansion that sent its shares up 8 percent in extended trading. Netflix signed up 7.1 million new subscribers globally, far more than the 5.2 million analysts had expected, according to research firm FactSet, beating targets at home and abroad even as it raised prices. Original shows like "Marvel's Luke Cage" and British drama "The Crown" performed strongly around the world, Netflix said, noting that competitors were adapting to compete.


  • Indian government wants Apple, but not all officials are biting

    A salesperson waits for customers at an Apple reseller store in MumbaiSome Indian officials have baulked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a spring deadline to launch a key project in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to lure foreign investors. The country is still keen for the U.S. tech giant to produce its signature smartphones there, and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that India would keep an "open mind" in negotiations. "We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India," he said.


  • Bitcoin exchange BTCC says operating normally, no official word from China central bank

    FILE PHOTO: An illustration photo of Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisThe head of major Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCC said on Thursday the platform was operating normally and that it had stopped offering margin loans last week alongside its competitors Huobi and OkCoin. Chief Executive Bobby Lee also told Reuters that the company had yet to receive any official document from China's central bank, amid state media reports that the People's Bank of China (PBOC) had found "hidden risks" in the BTCC exchange after a probe.



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    Financial Markets For The Rest Of Us
    An Easy Guide To Money, Bonds, Futures, Stocks, Options, And Mutual Funds

    ISBN: 0595202756 / Publisher: iUniverse / Date: Nov 2001 / Page Count: 418

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